Help! I Forgot To Dam My Cake!!!

Baking By Anniedutari Updated 24 Mar 2016 , 1:37pm by Anniedutari

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Anniedutari Posted 23 Mar 2016 , 5:44pm
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Ok, I know this...    I´m supposed to dam my cake BEFORE I put the filling in... but I was in such a hurry I totally forgot! :(  I´m using a homemade lemon curd and I didn´t put too much between the layers... I would say about 1/8" of filling.  I´m covering my cake in SMBC and I´m not going to use fondant... Will I have any problems?  I did 2 crumb coats already...

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-K8memphis Posted 23 Mar 2016 , 10:19pm
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i mean if you've just done crumb coats you can easily dig out just that area and fill it in with icing -- but an eighth of an inch is not much filling either -- i'd guess it might have all sucked into the cake? did you go all the way to the edge with it? if not then the dam is already there -- but just dig it out with a small spatula while whirling it around on a turntable -- no worries

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nadiacorallo Posted 23 Mar 2016 , 11:00pm
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I don't think you'll have a problem with such a small amount of filling. I've only ever had problems, when doing 1/4-1/2 thick filling and no dam and covering in smbc and then fondant. I think it would be the fondant that would give you problems if any. If you don't see any bulging after 2 crumb costs, I'd say you're good to go! Good luck!

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Anniedutari Posted 24 Mar 2016 , 1:37pm
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Thank you!!!! I delivered the cake yesterday and it held up perfectly!!!!  I will NEVER forget to dam again! jajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajaja  The stress was just too much!

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